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The San Diego Padres are “showing a lot of interest” in trading for Cleveland Guardians third baseman Jose Ramirez before Opening Day on Thursday, per Hector Gomez of Z101 Digital.
Cleveland and Ramirez had been working on a contract extension before talks seemed “to have broken down,” per Paul Hoynes of cleveland.com.
The Guardians hold a 2023 team option for Ramirez in the final year of his contract.
The 29-year-old, who is a three-time All-Star and three-time Silver Slugger, hit .266 (.893 OPS) with 36 home runs and 103 RBI in 2021.
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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